Russia and Iran are rushing to enhance their militaries in the wake of Tehran’s controversial agreement on its nuclear program with the U.S. and the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, which includes the lifting of international sanctions, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Russia wants drone technology while Iran is seeking Russian Sukhoi-30 jet fighters, which experts say are more capable than the F-18s the United States sold to Israel. The exchange would enable Iran to withstand an Israeli aircraft attack on its nuclear facilities. The development also comes as Russia is about to sell Iran the S-300 air-defense missile system, which is capable of hitting Israel’s aircraft.
The possible technology exchange between Russia and Iran was made known by Manouchehr Manteqi, managing director of the Iranian Industries Organization. At a news conference that has largely gone unreported, Manteqi said Russia asked for Iranian drone technology. At the same time, Iranian and Russian representatives began talks on the supply of Russian-made Sukhoi-30. FULL REPORT